How To Get There

The Kowhai Festival events are held in the picturesque town of Warkworth, approximately 50 minutes north of the Auckland CBD, with the Huge Day Out happening around Queen and Baxter Streets.

There are a number of ways to get there, but keep in mind that certain roads are closed, parking is limited, and the transport network may become congested. We recommend you plan your journey in advance. Visit the Auckland Transport website, or Google Maps for directions, and travel options.

The AT Bus Stop is temporarily moved to Mill Lane (outside Guthrie Bowron) during the day!

There are carparks reserved for disabled people (only if you have the proper sign) at Bayleys Real Estate Carpark entry from Mill Lane.

Huge Day Out Map

Road Closures

A number of roads and car parks will be closed to general traffic during the Kowhai Festival.

Huge Day Out (13 October 2019):

  • Queen Street — 7 am to 4 pm
  • Baxter Street — 7 am to 4 pm
  • Wharf Street — 7 am to 7 pm
  • Car parks on closed roads during times when those roads are closed.

For all traffic inquiries, please email

In An Emergency

In an emergency always DIAL 111 and tell them.


Huge Day Out:

  • St John will be on site and the first aid HQ is in the car park beside Hart Pharmacy
  • Traffic issues: Call 021 202 3713
  • Event issues: Talk to any Kowhai Festival management members (in yellow vests), or call 027 496 6550